Vectors

by Subterranean Howl

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released July 11, 2012

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Subterranean Howl Portland, Oregon

The Subterranean Howl combines dance-worthy beats, epic song writing and other-worldly tones to create their life-affirming music. The band is: Simon Milliman (vox, guitar, keys, harmonica), Jerrad Nash (drums, percussion), Robin Ziari (bass, sax, accordion), Clae Spratt (guitar, banjo, mandolin, cigar box) and Danelle Dullem (Vox, keys). ... more

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Track Name: Lights in the West
Children only take what you can carry in your arms
You've got to make like bats in the night
There's people around here that want to do you harm
You'll find a space where you don't have to fight

Leave your mother to herself
She needs a moment to herself
Never thought we would leave this place
We would leave this place

Throwing dead bodies off the side of the ship
Staring at your friends wondering, Who's going next?
Some find love, some go to find heaven
Sometimes I swear I see faces in the midst

Children we're the lucky ones
We are God's daughters and God's sons
We know where we're going and where we're from
Don't you ever forget
Don't you ever forget

Didn't think we'd have to leave so soon to go west
Leaving tracks in the snow with your bloody feet
Had to burry baby girl in the frozen earth
Sometimes a mother wonders why she gives birth
Walking from the sunrise into the sunset
Sometimes I swear I see lights in the west
Sometimes I hear voices calling our names

Children we're the lucky ones
We are God's daughters and God's sons
We know where we're going and where we're from
Don't you ever forget
Don't you ever forget
Track Name: 100 Pieces
Money jangling jeans
This time we mean to pay
And buy back the pieces
Of my dead soul
Dead soul, man

I sold 100 pieces and lost myself

Tables turning in temples
No more exchanges 'round here
Torn down the middle
We stood here watching it come
Here it comes, man

I sold 100 pieces and lost myself

100 hancocks scribbled down
I sold my name one by one
It might not be kosher
But this taboo pays my bills
Pays my bills, man

I sold 100 pieces and lost myself
Track Name: Ascension
Words and hands are all that bind
There's an understanding undefined
I'll ascend a higher climb
Transcend every natural mind

I'll be lost
In a cloud that's mine
Only clearing for the sun

Words and hearts are all that blind
Misunderstanding well defined
We all descend before we climb
Transcend from an impure mind

I'll be lost
In a cloud that's mine
Only clearing for the sun
Track Name: Move My Feet
Light breaks before the sound
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running
All that sparkles blinds my eyes
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running
Astroturf grown in plastic earth
All the kids in virtual houses
No one's happy but no one's hurt
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running

(Oooo)
We better talk

I held forever in my hand
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running
It's the knife of eternal youth
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running
I felt the drums beating in my chest
Move my feet, move my body
Glitter hides all of our unrest
Still my heart tells me, Just keep running

(Oooo)
We better talk

No one's happy but no one's hurt
Track Name: Golden Ratio
Forever mine, forever yours, forever circling around our fingers
Forever's going to fall
Failing to see, failing to look, failing to read beyond the pages
Every man's a crook

Painted picture's sweet lies
I want to hold them in my golden mind

If I could trace your skin and watch all the lines entwine I'd see
Perfection on the cross
Prudence will beckon separateness - to take forever off our fingers
and feed it to the wolves
This golden ratio that spiraled in my mind's no more
This golden afterglow that I imagined is no more

Take back this silence, take back these words, take back eternity
Every man's a hook
Cast me away, send me no line, no sanctuary
Every man's a crook

Painted picture's sweet lies
I want to hold them in my golden mind
Track Name: I'm Not Right For You
I don't really want to see you as one
I don't really want to see you as two
I talk to strangers in the mirror
They're always telling me to run
Don't walk, just run
They all get shattered

I can't love you anymore
I've got to right you a letter
It's not even to even the score
It's just I don't want to be brought so down
Down
When everybody's come undone
I don't want to come undone

I'm dizzy 'cause the tap only drips
It's been creeping up around the corner
And I'm steel inside
Cold, hard, aching bones
Heavy handed
A warm breeze is blowing but it won't get to me

I can't love you anymore
I've got to right you a letter
It's not even to even the score
It's just I don't want to be brought so down
Down
When everybody's come undone
I don't want to come undone

I put out but I'm not ready to give
I step down but I'm ready to reign
And I'm steel inside
Cold, hard, aching bones
Heavy handed
There's a warm breeze blowing but it won't get to me

I can't love you anymore
I've got to right you a letter
It's not even to even the score
It's just I don't want to be brought so down
Down
When everybody's come undone
I don't want to come undone

There's no longer room for you
Track Name: New King
I was awoken by a hundred wizards
With the smell of blood, smoke and burning gizzards
They wrote the book of the prophecy
and I swore that the evidence was pointing right at me

I'm the new king

I stood out in the cold of my misery
So I took what was mine as far as I could see
I could say, Off with your head, and fill you full of glee
There ain't a man that talks as beautiful as me

i'm the new king

I was born inside a dead man's chest
I fought the hords with a jawbone of an ass
I went to the temple where I was blessed
There is a sickle carved inside my crest

I'm the new king
Track Name: Because They're Young
You're a sage in your heart but a fool on the stage
A mouse in the field but a lion in a cage
Between heroes that die and cowards that live
We could give up the night and just try to believe
Through rewrites and rewrites we fix all our thoughts
Stretch spirits for divine light we have sought
Repeat and repeat, reload and reload
Stand up in the now, fall back like before

Because they're young
They're going to fall down, daddy
Because they're young
Because they're young
They're going to live forever
Because they're young

I've seen you fall
I've seen you hurt all night
You're supernova heart I've tried to contain
Keep up the facade
You can wear all these faces
With your trembling hand
Held in the air
Count survivors
Drawn like soldiers
Hearts all glowing
Eyes like vectors

Because they're young
They're going to fall down, daddy
Because they're young
Because they're young
They're going to live forever
Because they're young

All my brilliance goes
When you blow wind blow
I'll be a tyrant king
A self-devoted being
My instincts urge to reign
To navigate my brain
And when you mutiny
I'll set your spirits free

Because they're young
They're going to fall down, daddy
Because they're young
Because they're young
They're going to live forever
Because they're young
Track Name: Ocean Machine
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
Close my eyes it passes by it's drifting away
Whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa
To hold onto something I need more than my hands
Track Name: Forgive Don't Forget
Close my eyes still I hear the sound
Shut my ears still the colors fill my head
The truth would always illuminate
The truth is there's a darkness out there
And i don't want it in here

Tell a mother this is your daughter
Tell a father this is your little boy
Two guns are the Greco killers
In a vest like a horse made out of wood
We were sleeping like Troy

I wanted to turn off all of the certainty
I tried to ignore all the reality
But a finger reached in and burned it into my brain
Forgive don't Forget

Little children don't you leave your mothers
I don't know how buoyant our hearts are
I hope you're full of elastic parts
We leave to you the burden of proof
An apology for love

I wanted to turn off all of the certainty
I tried to ignore all the reality
But a finger reached in and burned it into my brain
Forgive don't Forget

My thoughts hit an aposiopesis
The voices in my head want to descent
The truth was always a luminary
The truth is there's a darkness out there
I want to keep it out there

I wanted to turn off all of the certainty
I tried to ignore all the reality
But a finger reached in and burned it into my brain
Forgive don't Forget